- May 15, 2013
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Anyone have experience w/ the fully braided loafers? Considering a pair that's on sale at Brogue Shop right now.
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I feel they run a bit large. I have a bunch of Carmina shoes in Simpson last, including multiple loafers, but the braided loafers run a bit large versus 10082 penny loafer, the austerity brogue, captoe balmoral etc.Anyone have experience w/ the fully braided loafers? Considering a pair that's on sale at Brogue Shop right now.
I have never comes to terms with Uetam - lots of people wear it the same size as Simpson, but I think it is a shorter, rounder last, and a long time ago in HK the Armoury didn't stock it in 10.5, so I have never tried it. Conversely, I don't own Rain, but I swim in Rain in 10. I tried on a 9.5 Rain once in Paris, which seemed doable, but I wasn't actually in the market.
Thank you. My preference for shorter height is mainly due to aesthetics. I find the combination of 8 eyelets and height help produce a better balanced design (versus 7 or 9 eyelet boots). My preference is probably influenced by C&J, Alden* and Alfred Sargent, which were my favored makers before I gave Carmina a try.Very handsome pair of shoes. I think the shorter height is interesting. What made you ask for the shorter height boot? My 80450 makeup is 6/3 (holes/hooks). Also, how does it look when you stand upright all laced up? does the leather gape between the 5th and 6th hooks?
I’ve found them to be very good for rain. I take the same size in both. Although the spring loaded ones , I’ve found, fit more shoe styles better. The hinged ones seem to only fit my loafers. Not sure why.Another question... how are carmina shoe trees for rain last? Good fit or same as any generic trees? So far I have found trickers shoe trees to fit best for most of my footwear...
Very nice overall effect! Is that the 905 5-eyelet model? Lovely suede color as well - was that something offered as a special request (I can't see anything close in the MTO tool).Got my chukka from the last MTO event on soller last. I wanted a casual chukka so went with all casual choices on sole , welt and eyelets. Pretty happy how they turned out
Interesting. I haven't worn the lower height, so have nothing to compare to - Just the taller jumper height boot. Yes, going up and down stairs makes me more aware of the boot's presence. Do you feel the difference there? I was thinking of getting a chukka, but haven;t yet found the answer to this...Thank you. My preference for shorter height is mainly due to aesthetics. I find the combination of 8 eyelets and height help produce a better balanced design (versus 7 or 9 eyelet boots). My preference is probably influenced by C&J, Alden* and Alfred Sargent, which were my favored makers before I gave Carmina a try.
In the case of this boot, I didn't request shorter height or fewer eyelets. This specific model comes with 8 eyelets and is slightly shorter than the standard jumper boot. I do have a jumper boot from Carmina with 9 eyelets. It's a beautiful boot, but find I rarely use the topmost hook as the shell makes the shaft somewhat inflexible.
*Alden boots have 9 eyelets and are in fact shorter than Carmina's 7 eyelet boots, but I find the design works well due to lower instep and proportionally longer eyelet facings
I just looked up my order for you. I am a US 10 and ordered US 8,5-9.5 EU 42-43,5 UK 8-9. Now that I have them, I can assure you that I would not have wanted a larger size. YMMV.For those who wear Viccel socks and are in-between sizes, which size do you go with?
I'm US 9.5 and US 10 dependent on the last, on the website there's US 8.5 - 9.5 & US 10 - 11, so I'm not sure which option to choose.